>> Britain is preparing a multi-billion pound transfer to Iran as it seeks the release of a child aid worker. The Telegraph Newspaper cites unidentified British sources saying the country would send other 400 million pound of 527 million dollars to seek good will. The government has reportedly sought legal advice over whether it can transfer the funds, which it owes as a result of a disputed arms deal in the 1970s.
A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa may says there's no link between the debt and the fate of Iranian-British dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The project manager with the Thompson Reuters Foundation a charity organization that is independent of Reuters News is serving five years in an Iranian jail after she was convicted of plotting to overthrow the country's government, charges she denies.
Foreign Minister Boris Johnson met with Zaghari-Ratcliffe husband this week. Telling him quote, Britain would leave no stone unturned in its bid to free her. Johnson is under scrutiny for the way he's handled the case, with pressure for him to resign over comments he made earlier this month that Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been teaching journalism before her arrest.
Her employer and family say she was on holiday. Critics say Johnson's words might prompt a round to extend her sentence, and he's since apologized in Parliament twice for the remarks.>> And I acknowledge that the words I used we're open to being misinterpreted and I apologize.>> Johnson now says he will appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds